Language Barriers


The English language is a problem. True it is quite a simple language, but to discuss complex issues it does not provide an adequate information transference conduit. Try describing clever, or black without reference to their opposites. English relies upon the framework of comparison to convey its message, and subtleties in meaning are distorted by tense and disuse of poignant words. Complex messages become harder to transmit from one mind to another through the vehicle of language.

Dead ideographic languages conveyed more meaning is a single glyph than a hundred words sometimes now convey. The process of simplifying the code from a specialised art form to a widely available tool has dulled the pen’s blade.

Bear with me in this tale if my words seem a little confused, or seem to be a winding path to the point I am trying to make. If I could write empathetically and create multi-dimensional images which conveyed more than a collection of words in your mind, this would be a truly unique document, but probably illegible to most people without the faculties to tune into the [con]text.

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By Edward

The Here & Now

I’m working on developing a feature film – a supernatural thriller. You can find more about this on my production website. I am doing a script readthrough at Pinewood later in March for a TV comedy pilot. Plus the usual audition rounds of course. And my IMDb StarMeter has improved by 30,000!